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Protecting Your Network Security

With the countless hackers and malware programs out there lurking and waiting to rob confidential information off your computer, protecting your network security has become an important IT task. If you want to keep your information as safe as possible, you might want to consider having antivirus, anti-spyware, and adware programs in conjunction, to run on your system. In addition to these, you also want to have a strong firewall constantly monitoring your system. Most antivirus programs have firewalls built into them. To give you peace of mind and the utmost safety, make sure you have all of these programs running on your computer.



Having a reliable antivirus program is like having a home security system. You wouldn't want to go on a vacation and leave all your hard-earned investments and property open to anyone to just come in and take. Therefore, you purchase a home security system. Antivirus programs work along the same philosophy and are the best bet to keep your personal data secure.



When it comes to finding reliable antivirus companies, there are a few out there that I can recommend, including Norton and McAfee. While both of these programs are great, a few free ones are equally effective and will give you the ultimate protection. One of these is AVG. AVG constantly monitors and tracks any suspicious activity and alerts you of anything that might pop up that puts your system at risk. In some ways, AVG does a better job protecting your computer from network security risks.



WiFi networks can also put your system at risk. In a household where several family members are using different computers with the same wireless network, it can be easier to expose your computer network to security issues. If you have the authorization, remember to make your WiFi network passwords as difficult as possible for hackers to find it impossible to guess. If you do not have control over the WiFi network, you are better off not risking your computer system.



Preventing people from having access to your computer can also help to reduce security problems. This will also help to keep your personal data safe. The key to keeping your personal data safe and sound is using difficult passwords that hackers cannot access. One great method could be using a combination of capital letters, lower cases, and various symbols.



Although most antivirus programs have adware and spyware built in them, it is always safer to have separate programs installed to give that extra layer of security. Some great free programs out there take only minutes to install. Lavasoft provides an extensive family of products that will keep your systems secure for years to come. Spybot is another great tool to have for your ultimate spyware protection.



Another key factor in achieving ultimate network security is to clear history, cache, and run a disk clean-up at the end of using your computer daily. Once you do this, scan all your files with your antivirus, spyware, and adware programs. Quick scans should be done daily. A more thorough scan should be done on a weekly basis. Following these tips and having automatic updates to your antivirus, spyware, and adware programs will keep your network security out of the hands of devious hackers.





Guest post by Charles Fugar

Author Byline:



Charles Fugar is a computer security analyst and a blogger with many other interests. He writes for several sites such as Degree Jungle a college student resource. When not sitting behind the computer, he enjoys town riding and skiing.

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